R&I NV — Dominion Voting Systems has issued subpoenas to right-wing attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for their communications with Fox News as part of its lawsuit against the network, which could potentially show whether the Trump allies and Fox spread conspiracy theories about the voting machine company knowing their claims were false.
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Dominion sued Fox News in Delaware Superior Court for defamation for spreading baseless conspiracy theories about election fraud involving the company’s voting machines, in addition to separate federal lawsuits against Powell, Giuliani, Lindell and MyPillow.
The voting machine company notified the Delaware court on Monday it had issued subpoenas to Giuliani, Powell, Lindell and MyPillow, and Bloomberg reports they have until July 25 to respond.
Giuliani’s subpoena asks for the lawyer’s communications with Fox regarding Dominion and the 2020 election, all documents related to his appearances on Fox since 2016 and information about the nature of his relationship with Fox and whether he’s compensated for his appearances, according to a copy of the subpoena reported by Bloomberg.
The subpoena also asks for information about the “truth or falsity” of Giuliani’s claims regarding Dominion made on Fox News, which include falsely claiming to Maria Bartiromo the company “has tried and true methods for fixing elections” and telling Sean Hannity without evidence Dominion employees in Detroit had brought in 100,000 fraudulent ballots for President Joe Biden.
The other subpoenas against Powell and Lindell are “similar” in nature, Bloomberg reports.
Giuliani, Powell, Lindell and Fox News have not yet responded to requests for comment, but all have moved to dismiss Dominion’s litigation against them and denied wrongdoing.